Motivated graphic designer with 5 years of creative experience in corporate, consulting, & agency settings, seeking opportunity to work for a forward thinking company. • Ability to handle multiple projects, stay organized and meet deadlines • Strong knowledge of Adobe CS4 for print & web, with knowledge of HTML & CSS • Aptitude to stay versatile, learn from others, teach & mentor designers • Strong sense of creative design • Outstanding personality & outgoing attitude

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Work History

Employment _________________________________________________________ 08.05 - Present Outthink, LLC Graphic Designer Graphic design and branding for a wide range of clients including Mohegan Sun Casino, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Circleline Downtown, G2E, Mount Washington Hotel, and Marriott Hotel Group. Projects include corporate branding, hi-end packaging and invitations, brochures, posters, environmental signage, web design and flash animation for web banners and plasma screens. 08.05 - Present Freelance Graphic/Web Designer Graphic and production design for small businesses and personal needs. Including but not limited web site design and programming, brand identity, invitations and announcements. 01.05 - 08.05 Pride Marketing – Denver, Colorado Graphic Designer Graphic design for direct mail catalogs (95% of time) for restaurant supply dealers. Catalogs include both 2 and 4 color layouts. In addition to direct mail catalogs, custom work is done on a regular bases, ranging from flyers to business cards and logo re-designs. Dealing directly with clients and printers on a daily basis. Tight deadlines and pressure are not uncommon. Lead designer for private label brand Saturn™, designing and developing all collateral including spec sheets, sell sheets and brochures for the Saturn™ brand. Limited time spent working directly with the in-house IT department on web design for Pride members. 08.04 - 08.05 Macey Noyes Associates (South) Office Depot Headquarters - Delray Beach, FL Junior Graphic Designer / Production Artist Production design for Office Depot Private Brand packaging, including but not limited to full layout of new products, mechanical changes and revisions, and preparations for print production. Lead designer on Foray brand, which includes initial design layouts, meetings and direct contact with client, direction given to other designers, management and trafficking of jobs from initial layouts to final production. Design duties also include in-house invitations and announcements along with extensive PowerPoint presentations. Other duties include light administrative work, which includes, overseeing intern student, attendance for all employees, supply manager, and organization of project files on server for Office Depot Foray Brand. 06.03 - 08.04 Decker Advertising - Glastonbury, CT Junior Graphic Designer Graphic design work emphasizing on website development for Decker Advertising along with web design for Days Inn hotels intranet for internal library of printed ads. Also responsible for initial layouts of ads for Days Inn hotels and preparing materials for production, including minor graphic and copy changes. Designing new collateral for clients (including Days Inn, Orangina and ConnectiCare health insurance) and the Decker agency. Other duties include preparing material for display boards and meetings with clients. 08.03 - 08.04 University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture, Communication Department - Storrs, CT Graphic Designer I Responsible for designing material for various college departments and college associated organizations. All projects are carried from start to completion. Most extensive project was a detailed educational box set for grades K-1, where working with the client and educators to develop a complete educational tool for integrated pest management. Materials included: box, unit folders, lesson plan layouts, activity book and handouts. 09.00 - 06.03 University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture, Office of Academic Programs - Storrs, CT Student Clerical Assistant Student Administrative worker for Associate Dean of college with an extensive range of duties including: answering phones, filing, scheduling appointments for students and parents, organization of materials for recruitment events, advising in-coming students for classes and other activities, providing leadership and training roles for in-coming students. _________________________________________________________ Education _________________________________________________________ 1999 - 2003 University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT BFA in Graphic Design. Professors: David Fresco, Randall Hoyt, Edvin Yegir, Mark Zurolo _________________________________________________________ Skills/Qualifications _________________________________________________________ Adobe CS4 Suite Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign - 6 years experience Adobe CS4 Suite Dreamweaver, Flash and Fireworks - 3 years experience Microsoft Office - 6 years experience (strengths in PowerPoint and Word) Quark Layout software - 3 years experience Operating Systems: MAC OS 10.4, 10.5, 10.6

Education

University of Connecticut

Specialties

Affiliations

member of CADC 2006, 2007, 2008

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